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After Treatment

Lymphedema, or swelling of the arm due to buildup of fluid, may occur any time after treatment for breast cancer. Any treatment that involves axillary dissection or radiation to the axillary lymph nodes carries the risk of lymphedema because normal drainage of lymph from the arm is changed.
Women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer should be reassured that their quality of life, once treatment has been completed, can be normal. Extensive studies have proven this. Women who have had chemotherapy may, however, notice a slight decrease in certain areas of function.

It is important that your focus on tests and treatments does not prevent you from considering your emotional, psychological, and spiritual health as well. Once your treatment ends, you may find yourself overwhelmed by emotions.

For women who have had a mastectomy, breast forms are an important alternative to breast reconstruction. Some women may not want further surgery, knowing that breast reconstruction can require several procedures to complete.
Because of the well-established link between estrogen levels and growth of breast cancer cells, many doctors have advised breast cancer survivors not to become pregnant for at least 2 years after treatment.
After Breast Cancer The known link between estrogen levels and breast cancer growth has discouraged many women and their doctors from choosing or recommending postmenopausal hormone therapy (PHT), also called hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
At some point after your cancer diagnosis and treatment, you may find yourself in the office of a new doctor. Your original doctor may have moved or retired, or you may have moved or changed doctors for some reason.
Written by rob davidson
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 14:59
Eating right can be a challenge for anyone, but it can get even tougher during and after cancer treatment. For instance, treatment often may change your sense of taste. Nausea can be a problem.
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Fatigue is a very common symptom in people being treated for cancer. This is often not an ordinary type of tiredness but a “bone-weary” exhaustion that doesn’t get better with rest.